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2014-02-24 12:32:33

True RMS or Peak output options enable use in variety of applications HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers the 801X series of rugged, internally-shielded, 4-20 mA loop power accelerometers. Designed to be connected to 4-20 mA readout devices or directly into a PLC/DCS control system, the new sensors offer a dynamic range of +/-5 g to +/-50 g in either an RMS or Peak output for use in a...

Earth Gravity Altered By 2011 Japan Quake, According To GOCE Data
2013-12-03 13:50:29

[ Watch the Video: Earth's Gravity Was Affected By 2011 Japanese Quake ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japan’s devastating earthquake in 2011 left its mark on more than the town of Fukushima. The European Space Agency (ESA) says that it had an impact on Earth’s gravity as well. Scientists used data from ESA’s GOCE satellite to show the effects of the 9.0 earthquake that struck east of Japan’s Honshu Island on March 11, 2011. The strength of gravity...

2013-11-21 16:29:17

Piezoelectric Model 8101 with shear design provides optimum vibration measurement HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, offers the Model 8101, a compact, low-cost accelerometer designed for general purpose vibration measurement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/PH21842) The new plug-and-play piezoelectric linear accelerometer is available in two dynamic ranges, +/- 40 g and +/- 160...

iPhone Accelerometers Could Help Create An Urban Seismic Network
2013-09-30 07:02:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though we use them mainly for work and play, smartphones are quite good at collecting vast amounts of data. When used in a certain way, the sensors packed inside these mobile devices can paint an accurate picture of our surroundings and, when grouped with data from other smartphones, this picture becomes even clearer. Now a group of Italian seismologists say the accelerometers tucked inside iPhones could be used to create an urban...

2013-05-14 08:38:12

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak Inc. San Diego, a world class ISO 17025 accredited Product & Package Test Laboratory, recently announced expansion of its vibration testing capabilities to include horizontal vibration. Westpak is dedicated to continually exceeding expectations of what a test lab can do for its customers and their critical projects. This equipment allows random and sinusoidal vibration in the horizontal axis on operating and non-operating product and...

2013-02-28 23:02:12

This is a reverse costing report of the new 3-Axis Accelerometer supplied by Analog Devices. (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 System Plus Consulting is proud to publish the reverse costing report of the new 3-Axis Accelerometer supplied by Analog Devices. With a consumption of only 1.8µA at a 100Hz output data rate and 270nA in motion sensing wake-up mode, the ADXL362 is the industry's lowest power MEMS accelerometer. The ADXL362 is targeted for applications that require long battery life...

Microscale Optical Accelerometer Engineered By Researchers
2012-10-18 10:02:36

Imagine navigating through a grocery store with your cell phone. As you turn down the bread aisle, ads and coupons for hot dog buns and English muffins pop up on your screen. The electronics industry would like to make such personal navigators a reality, but, to do so, they need the next generation of microsensors. Thanks to an ultrasensitive accelerometer–a type of motion detector–developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University...

2012-02-15 14:00:00

Developers Kit Incorporates MPU-9150, Pressure Sensor, Microcontroller, Bluetooth and Embedded MotionApps Lite Software for Fast and Easy Development Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking devices for consumer electronics, today announced availability of the MotionFit System Developers Kit (SDK) to accelerate design and commercialization of wearable sensor devices for the growing fitness and remote health monitoring...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

GENEVA, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications[1], today introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2x2 mm packages. Reducing the size by a factor of 2 over current-generation devices, ST's newest acceleration-sensor family is...

2011-11-10 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASIS Science, Inc. has won a 2012 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honor by The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).( )The Basis B1 band was named the winner in the health and wellness category. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110923/LA74085) Basis was founded on a belief that the key to encouraging people to play a more active role in their health and wellness lies in combining comprehensive...